While the number of dog deaths (around 600 total) and illness (more than 3,600) went on the decline around January 2013 after two of the biggest offenders (Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch, both of which I used to give my dog) were permanently recalled, there are still many brands that may still be in your pantry shelves. I have been searching high and low for a complete list of the brands that have been deemed hazardous, and the closest I've come is this image below. The image cites the wrong FDA website URL and may not be 100-percent accurate, seeing as the FDA still hasn't released an official list of brands, but it's all I have right now and it's better than nothing.
Other things you can do for your dog?
- Feed him or her treats in moderation. Too many treats can make your dog sick in the same way you could get sick from eating too much Halloween candy.
- Read labels on everything and understand what really goes into dog treats and food.
- If your dog has recently eaten a made-in-China brand, make sure you monitor him or her for any changes in behavior or activity level. Also, make sure you contact your vet to make sure they are aware of the situation. They may want to run tests or provide any preventative treatment as an added precaution.